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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jul 17, 2004 2:16pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: about IVAN BESSE

What is your source for info about Medicus' wealth? I haven't found anything on the internet about him.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRick Prelinger Date: Jul 18, 2004 8:12am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Medicus

I haven't confirmed that the two Medicuses are the same, but I think it's probable. We have family films of his and it is clear that he was at least an upper-middle-class person. His widow died last year, but I can't locate the obit clipping right now.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jul 18, 2004 9:52am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Medicus

Thanks for the information.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jul 18, 2004 12:05pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Philip Medicus -- citation about his interest in photography

From the NYT, October 6, 1940

PHOTOGRAPHERS' WAR TRAINING

With the realization that only a few of the thousands of amateur and professional photographers in the United States have any knowledge of the requirements of military photography, even though they may be skilled technicians, and with the hope of making the already proficient photographer more valuable to his country in the event he is called for service, a Civilian Photographic Training Committee has been formed to teach the military aspects of picture making.

The Committee is nonpolitical, unofficial and entirely civilian, and has as its sole purpose the training of professional and advanced amateur photographers of military age to use their technical knowledge to the best advantage. The committee consists of representatives of the amateur organizations, the press and professional groups. Its members are Robert W. Brown, chairman; Kenneth H. Adams, Ernest E. Draper, Alan Fisher, Norris Harkness, Steadman Jones, Stanley A. Katcher, Frank J. Liuni, Ira Martin, Arthur S. Mawhinney, Phillip Medicus...

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Poster: cashel Date: Jul 17, 2004 4:36pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Medicus wealth

I think that a good indication can be found by perusing the book " American Swords from the Philip Medicus Collection by Nora Flayderman " The book can be described as a photographic documentation of an enormous collection.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jul 18, 2004 12:46am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Medicus wealth

Does this book confirm that Philip Medicus is the creator of these films? A quick google search on the name "Philip Medicus" only brings up the sword book, not the films.

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Poster: cashel Date: Jul 18, 2004 7:13am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Medicus wealth

I will exasperate and irritate by replying wirh this item of TRIVIA. In the mid 1930,s and the early 1940,s Philip Jay Medicus of New York City was one of the pioneer dealers in Cartridges(for guns).He prided himself on being the only dealer who made his entire living from Cartridges. edit (spelling error)

This post was modified by cashel on 2004-07-18 14:13:00

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jul 18, 2004 11:40am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Medicus wealth

That doesn't quite identify Philip as the Medicus who made the films. Is there anything in the book that positively confirms they are the same person?

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